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2018 Bring Your Own Prop Contest-Winners!

The winners have been chosen for this year’s Bring Your Own Prop Contest! Every June, we ask our families to bring in a prop from home to use in their portraits. We always love seeing what they come up with! Its a great way to personalize your portraits for a gift, or to document what your child is into at this point in their childhood. You don’t need to wait until next June to bring something in though–we are happy to photograph anything you bring in for us! We love the creative challenge!

First Prize Winner of a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Liam from Woonsocket, RI


Second Prize Winner of a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Avianna from Bridgeport, CT


Third Prize Winner of a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card: Joseph from Newington, CT



Congrats to all our winners! Here are a few of our other favorite entries! Thanks to all that participated!

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Bunnies and Spring Things!

March and springtime bring some of our favorite photos! Not only do we have our live bunnies in the studios ready for their close-ups, we also have other things that can enhance your spring photos. Here are just a few images from last week that we loved. Our Spring sessions are in full swing and time slots are limited. Give us a call today to book!

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Bring on the Holidays!

Our studios have been busy with holiday appointments and we are so excited about these sessions! Everyone is truly in the holiday spirit and the images we have been capturing have been making the cutest holiday cards. Get some inspiration from the images below! We have plenty of holiday props in studio to add to your session but sometimes the best photos are the ones that showcase the joy of family during the holiday season. If you haven’t booked your holiday session, you still have time!

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Some Holiday Inspiration!

We love the holiday season! Not only is it our favorite time to bring out all the fun and creative props we have, but its a time we get to see all our families dress their best to impress! We love seeing the different outfits the kids come in–sometimes formal, sometimes casual, but always cute! Check out some of our favorite images from the past couple of weeks. Sometimes our props inspire the outfits, and sometimes the outfits inspire what prop (or no prop) we decide to use. We hope this jump starts you to start planning your outfits and holiday session! Call today!



JDRF Smile For A Cure Contest: The Finalists!


Each summer, we run an annual portrait contest called Smile for a Cure to benefit JDRF (formally known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). For a $10 donation, you get a free 5×7 and a chance to enter your child’s portrait in one of the 3 age groups in our contest (babies, toddlers, and big kids).

This July, over $2500 was raised for this wonderful cause. A big “thank you!” to all who entered!

Our judges have selected the top image per studio in each category, totaling in 21 finalists. All will receive a gift card to Portrait Simple for at least $100. If they make it to the top 3, they’ll win a $500 or $1,000 gift card instead!

Now it’s up to YOU to select the final three! Online voting is open now through Sunday, October 22nd. Once voting is closed, and the top three are determined, the panel of judges will rank them, choosing a first and second runner up, as well as a Grand Prize Winner.

Please click your favorite image below in each category (don’t forget to click ‘VOTE’ at the bottom of each category.) You can click on each image to make them larger.


Thank you for all your support and best of luck to all our finalists!!!!




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2017 Bring Your Own Prop Contest: Winners Announced!

This past June, we had our annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest, as part of our Father’s Day Event. We encourage our clients to bring in items from home that will make their portraits a little more personal. While we do offer a handful of different props, its always fun to spice up your photos with something that means something to you! We love seeing what our clients come up with, and this year was no different!

Here are the winners from this years event. Congrats to these families and THANK YOU to all that participated!!



First Prize Winner of a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card: JAMESON from WETHERSFIELD, CT


Second Prize Winner of a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card: ISABELLA & CONNOR from WALLINGFORD, CT


Third Prize Winner of a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card: MIRABELLE from CHELMSFORD, MA

We appreciate your participation and creativity!! Congrats to all!


Here are some of our other favorites from this year!

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